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Plate Tectonics

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Plate tectonics are plate movements which will in turn cause earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, mountain ranges, and islands.


In the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth. Genesis 1:1
It would not be here according to science the sun will is come a red giant and overcome the earth and destroy it.
Predominantly due to friction. Major earthquakes (the ones you hear  about on the news) occur at collision (where two tectonic plates  are smashing together) and conservative (where two plates slide  side-by-side) boundaries.   Rocks (which obviously make up tectonic plates) can undergo two ...
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Most earthquakes occur along the Pacific Ring of Fire, which isalong the top half of the pacific plate. . +++ . Perhaps the second major area is the Eastern Mediterranean andneighbouring countries, involving a complex of continental plates,with NE Africa rifting and the Mediterranean closing. . "Top...
The Alaska earthquake of 1964 occurred along a subduction zone,  which consists largely of reverse faults.
There is the Crust, Mantle, Outer core, and Inner core. There isn't  really much to them. They are just the layers of the Earth
Surface wave cause the most damage during an earthquake.
PLATE TECTONICS is the study of the movement of the earths continental plates
the active boundary between plates is a ?
an underwater volcano is kick 'em Jenny and im a bum
the movement and formation of the plates or continents is caused by conduction under the crust.
I am sorry to say nobody knows because one might be made of pumice and the other granite but nobody knows not even expert geographers
suduction or sea floor spreading
Folded mountains form when rock layers are squeezed together and pushed upward
                               A VOLCANO WITH LAYERS OF DUST,ASH,ROCK,AND LAVA.
Plates move because the the crust is in a higher elevation, therefore the crust is on top of the oceanic crust so that is why plates move.
Yes, the mantle is part iron.
a hot spot is a volcanically active area that is located far from a tectonic plate boundary
because oceanic plates do not have to hold as much weight as the continental plats
The mid Atlantic ridge is a divergent plate boundary.At divergent boundaries, two plates move apart from each other and the space that this creates is filled with new crustal material sourced from molten magma that forms below.
Divergent boundaries, convergent boundaries, and transform  boundaries are all cracks in the Earth's crust. They are located  where the Earth's plates border one another.
Eventually the oceanic crust, along with the magnetically aligned minerals contained within, will be subducted into the mantle.
Primarily of basalt, with a crust of sediment or sedimentary rock.
neither plates are pushed under the other.
they are Permian, Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, and today
On the base of the agar plate.
it is made up of solid iron magnesium and water and ground and calsium nd mantle and all of the stuff under the earth
I think the answer might be faults but I am not sure. Hope I  helped.
Right now the earth is rotating one revolution every 24 hours. That doesn't seem like much - it is only 0.0007 RPM. But the earth has a huge circumference. If you were to tie a string around the equator, it would be nearly 25,000 miles long. That means that if you could somehow stand stationary...
1. Antarctic Plate and Pacific Plate2. North American Plate and Eurasian Plate3. South American Plate and African Plate4. Antarctic and Australian Plate5.African Plate and Antarctic Plate6. Nazca Plate and Pacific Plate
Ocean to ocean , ocean to continent and continent to continent
you no that no one knows well i dont lol just kidding it : inner core, outer core, mantle, and crust
If the pacific plates continue to move it will form another Pangaea ,it is the moving of plates which formed all the continents if happens again the continents could form a super continent or drift further apart .
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it is on a convergent plate boundary also known as a subduction zone
The spreading of the sea floor.
Divergent boundaries because the plates are going away from one another.
The two plates are the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate are the plates causing the San Andreas Fault.
Haiti is located near a transform boundary. Please see the related question for more information.
it has a slip bound fault :) your welcome
Continental drift is a hypothesis so there is no actual proof or evidence of it, but rather opinions and views suggesting the possibility of it.
It should be magma is the hottest because it is usually molten rock  that has not reached the surface during an eruption.    Lava is 2nd hottest. It is the molten rock we see when a crack in  the crust of the earth or a volcano eruption allows molten rock  from beneath the crust to come up.
No. If a a rock is "aphanitic" it means that it is so fine-grained  that it is impossible to tell which minerals are present in the  matrix. The magma itself is not aphanitic. It is the rapid cooling  of the magma that inhibits crystal growth and in turn make the  rock's matrix aphanitic....
The basalt of the oceanic plate is more dense than the  granite in the continental plate.
Yes. Think about the Pacific "Ring of Fire", the region that is prone to earthquakes and volcanic activity which surrounds, or "rings", the Pacific Ocean (Wikipedia). Most volcanism in the Andes, North America, Aleutian Islands, Japan, etc. can be related to subduction of oceanic crust under...
ubduction zones are important for several reasons[citation needed]:Subduction Zone Physics: Sinking of the oceanic lithosphere (sediments + crust + mantle), by contrast of density between the cold and old lithosphere and the hot asthenospheric mantle wedge, is the strongest force (but not the only...
It is important to geologists because it helps scientist view Earth. They learned hat the planets lithosphere has been in motion for millions of years. today, the theory helps them to explain Earths past and to predict what might happen along plate boundaries.
North America and Caribbean plates.
yes mount rainier is located along a convergent plate boundary.
Rocks in the lower mantle are hot and soft (but not molten). The lower mantle flows slowly, at a rate of a few centimeters per year.
upper mantle and the lower mantle
I'm not too sure but i think it is the convergent plate boundary
It is called subduction. Usually it will form coastal volcanoes.
sea floor spreading
Wegener noticed several things about the land masses on the Earth. The first being that some land masses are shaped like the pieces of a jigsaw, Africa's West coast mirroring South America's East coast for example. He looked at the rock layers in these countries and found that the rock layers were...
The crust is the outermost layer of the earth
yes if you look on google you can find it there you mug
  the volcanoes are mainly found on tectonic plate boundaries
that mid-ocean ridges have rifts at the center.
The Pacific plate is mostly oceanic lithosphere while the North American plate is mostly continental lithosphere.